Nicholas Taylor is an associate professor of English and comparative literature in the College of Humanities and the Arts. He holds a master’s of fine arts from the University of Virginia. He is the author of four novels including Father Junipero’s Confessor. He is also the director of the Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies, the only university research archive in the world dedicated solely to Steinbeck’s life and work.
Glen Gendzel is chair of the Department of History in the College of Social Sciences. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California, Berkeley, and a doctoral degree on the same subject from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is a California native and specializes in California and U.S. history, focusing on politics, business, culture, immigration and foreign policy.